How to Remove "SELECT SEARCH" Virus (Easy Removal Guide)

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:

Manual removal instructions:


SELECT SEARCH is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program).

What is PUP? PUP is crapware.
SELECT SEARCH have several types of unwanted behaviour:

  1. Displaying popup ads.
  2. Hijacking your browser.
  3. Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
  4. Inserting ads to the web pages.

SELECT SEARCH can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
SELECT SEARCH is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for SELECT SEARCH in the Control Panel.
Sometimes SELECT SEARCH uninstaller does not work.


How SELECT SEARCH got on your computer?

Usually you got SELECT SEARCH with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since SELECT SEARCH manufacturer pays software developers for distributing SELECT SEARCH within their applications, SELECT SEARCH is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one SELECT SEARCH problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.

You have 2 ways to remove SELECT SEARCH:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SELECT SEARCH", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
  5. UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!

Here’s how to remove SELECT SEARCH virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SELECT SEARCH virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove SELECT SEARCH redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SELECT SEARCH manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see SELECT SEARCH or another web site at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to SELECT SEARCH in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SELECT SEARCH virus from running processes

Remove SELECT SEARCH virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove SELECT SEARCH virus from Windows services

Remove SELECT SEARCH virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SELECT SEARCH in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove SELECT SEARCH from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SELECT SEARCH. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from SELECT SEARCH virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove SELECT SEARCH virus from Windows registry

Remove SELECT SEARCH virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SELECT SEARCH.

STEP 7: Remove SELECT SEARCH from Google Chrome.
Remove SELECT SEARCH Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SELECT SEARCH from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SELECT SEARCH from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.